The author compares the processes of economic development in the countries of the West and the East. The ratio in GDP growth, levels of per capita GDP both in the past and in the present time are analyzed. The article forecasts further development of Russia in whatever way (inertia, authoritarian or deepening of reforms) will elect the country.
The artical presents a comparitive analysis of three main aaproaches underlaing the complex of instruments used in different countries to support arts and culture. The approach viewing culture as a patronized good corresponds to naternalistic model of the support for culture, the model implies making compensation of the objectively defiend revenue deficit in cultural instititions with the aid of budgetary allocations. Viewing culture as a factor of human capital development entails investment model to support cultural sector. The investment model means increacing government investment in the humainitarian field to ensure the transition to the innovation and knowledge-based economy and to sustainable social and economic growth. The third model views culture as core of creative economy and corresponds to the stimulating support model. The stimulating model implies creating conditions for the creative industries development and creative class attraction, providing international competitiveness of the nations and cities in the global economy. The system of the support measures in analyzed for each of these approuches, using Russian and international practoce.
The objective of paper is comparative analysis of four examples participation of expert communities in decision making processes of different kinds. In framework of traditional policy decisions and prognostics experts are understood as kind of ‗devises‘, which readings can be optimizing by deferent methodic, and politician – committer of expertize - interesting in public goods only. In the analysis of expertise in foreign affairs the different objectives for commitment of expertise are in focus of researches, as well as possibility of active position of experts. In framework of conception of humanitarian expertise active, civic position of experts is the main feature of experts. Finally, experts – members of methodological movement, followers of Georg Schedrovitskiy - are active include not in process of decision preparation only, but in implementation of joint created decisions.
In recent years, developed countries are increasingly debating about ethical consumption as a counteraction of civil society to the expansion of unsavory business practices which cause significant damage to the environment, people and animals. The ethical consumer practices are also gradually beginning to penetrate in developing countries which have weak civil society. The article presents the results of the first representative study of ethical consumption in Russia as an innovative practice of civil society. Factors affecting the inclusion of the Russians in the ethical consumer practices have been identified using the binary logit regression. It is shown that different types of civic activism outside the ethical consumption play an important role, but it is not а key factor. It is concluded that the development of ethical consumption can be a catalyst for the development of civil society in Russia.
The article considers the modern approaches to the understanding and measurement of the effectiveness of state power. The authors investigate the opportunities provided by Data Envelopment Analysis in measuring efficiency. Methods of the solution of up-to-date efficiency research tasks are analyzed. Tools proposed in article can become the basis for building a comprehensive model of the efficiency of public organizations.
Platforms as key players in multi-sided markets do not turn out to be the latest phenomenon in the economy. However, rapid development of digital technologies and widespread Internet access have raised a question on the need to determine their subject area, as well as the effects of their emergence and functioning. Platforms emerge in multi-sided markets, they link two or more groups of users, build their business models on network effects, and use non-neutral price structure to attract more users on both sided. Platform can connect different groups of users whose interaction with one another raises positive (consumers, producers, government) and negative (advertisers and platform users) indirect network effects. At the same time, connecting advertisers to the platform may, on the one hand, be associated with the fact that advertisers may assume that the viewers of the advertisement will make a purchase one day. On the other hand, viewers of the advertisement can watch it due to the Arrow information paradox. This paper while determining the characteristics of players in multi-sided markets proposes an approach to analyzing their coordination and distribution effects. The variance in the estimates of these effects may be associated with a disparity of distributional effects valuations, and, apart from this, it may be bounded to the interval of the study. These estimates are important in the light of a widespread debate in the academic and decision-making community on the need of changes in competition law enforcement regarding regulation of platforms.
The article deals with the social and political phenomena which are the subject of mutual studies of political science and law. The authors note the previous attempts of researchers to identify legal political science or political science of law as a separate interdisciplinary direction, formed at the intersection of legal and political sciences. However, the authors point out that at the moment the independence of legal political science or political science of law is not proven sufficiently, it is required to determine the field of study, to develop a methodology. Based on the analysis of legal acts, the history of their passing and implementation practices, the authors conclude that the focus of legal political science or political science of law must primarily be addressed in the analysis of the law-making issues and enforcement, the latter, in turn, can be classified into internal level / micro level (the transformation of rights in respect of individuals and organizations within the country) and the external level / macro level (implementation of international law at the national level). Concerning the content, legal political science or political science of law all of these may include such topics as the concept of universal human rights, transitional justice, corruption and anti-corruption, the sovereignty of States and globalization, “soft law”.